Beaminster tunnel update

Further work to stabilise the slopes around the stricken Beaminster Tunnel will take place this week with soil nailing starting on 2 April. Since works began in December, contractors have cleared the area above the north end of the tunnel, improved the drainage at the site, tested the soil nails, and worked to make access…

Hi Performance event beats Top Gear

Following the postponement of the ‘Formula 1’ event that should have taken place in Wimborne’s Square last Saturday an ‘impromptu’ display (or was it a performance-art event?) was organised instead. A large white ‘Stig-bunny’ riding his own shiny bright red child’s racing car promoted the Easter Bunny Run that will see bunnies in West Street…

Call for compassion

March is National Veggie Month, and Bournemouth artist, Kathy Livick, has produced a series of bold paintings called Songs from a Slaughterhouse, in the hope of raising awareness of the suffering of animals killed for the dinner table. The six canvases, painted in acrylic, depict a hen and her chicks, a pig, calf, goat, lamb and…

MP’s golden visit

Bob Walter MP for North Dorset visited Oakdene Care Home at Three Legged Cross, on Friday 15 March to help celebrate Oakdene’s ‘Beacon’ status Gold Standard award.  Oakdene received the Beacon Status award, the highest of three possible levels, in the Gold Standards Framework (GSF) for End of Life Care for Care Homes, on 7 March…

All kitted out

Parley Under 8s football team has a brand new kit, thanks to sponsorship from DWP Housing Partnership. Lee Mountford, father of one of the team, works for the company and asked Managing Director Steve Wells for help. He provided funds that kitted the nine youngsters out during their second season together. Their blue shirts proudly…

Christchurch bakes up a treat

Following on from the success of last year’s Bake Day, the Christchurch Food and Wine Festival is launching the ‘Great Christchurch Bake Weekend and Fete’. On Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May, Christchurch Quay (The Quomps) will be transformed into the scene of a typical English fete, with white marquees, a giant helter-skelter and a…